Special Education

Special Education Services

Parent involvement in program development, support services and school and home collaboration is very important to us.

We hope you find information on the web site helpful.  For student records please contact Ana Hulbert at 480-484-5074 or email her at ahulbert@susd.org

Destruction of Records
Special Education records are destroyed five (5) years after a student has withdrawn, transferred, graduated or been exited from special education services at Scottsdale Unified School District.  This year we will be destroying the records of students who left the district or exited services in the 2012-2013 school year.  If you are a parent or student and need a copy of your student’s special education records for any reason, e.g., social security benefits, please contact Ana Hulbert in the Special Education department at 480-484-5074 or email ahulbert@susd.org prior to November 1, 2016.


Special Education is defined by the specially designed instruction developed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability.  Students with disabilities are those students evaluated and found eligible as having;

  • Autism 
  • Development Delay (until age 10) 
  • Emotional Disability 
  • Hearing Impairment 
  • Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disability 
  • Multiple Disabilities 
  • Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairment 
  • Orthopedic Impairment 
  • Other Health Impairments 
  • Preschool Severe Delay 
  • Specific Learning Disability 
  • Speech/Language Impairment (including preschool age) 
  • Severe Intellectual Disability 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Visual Impairment

Departments

Self Contained Programs Brochure - Coming Soon! (Includes: Lifeskills, ALC, SUCCESS, ABC, LLC, SCA, PANDA) 

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Behavior Management
  • High School Transition Specialists
  • Hearing Impaired
  • PreSchool Program PANDA
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Vision

Contacts

Diane Bruening
Executive Director of Special Education

Tara Gonyer
Director of Special Education - Compliance

Dawn Schwenckert
Director of Special Education, Middle and High School

Jillian Conway
Coordinator, Elementary & PANDA, Curriculum

Mary Strickland 
Coordinator, Program Analysis/Professional Development

Marcy Moreno
Executive Administrative Assistant
480-484-5070

Child Find

What is Child Find and why is it necessary?

Links

AZ Dept. of Education
Parent Information Network